FortMental wrote:If it weren't for SP, I would never have realized how beautiful the South Coast of England sea-cliffs are, how rad the Carpathian enviro-ethic is, how cool Italian refuge locations are, how weird the Julian Alps erosion is, how crowded the Matterhorn is, how big a choss-pile Aconcagua is... I never would have guessed that there are people who ONLY climb live volcanoes, or who only climb a mountain if it's over 4,267.2m. There are people who love the mountains but have never, ever put on a pair of crampons, and those that basically live in their crampons. Thanks to a photo and an old trip report posted on SP, I got off my ass and went up into the Crestones a couple of weeks ago and had the area truly, entirely, and completely to myself for 4 days.
So what if SP doesn't have the latest beta on some obscure 3-move V7? So what if SP isn't the place to re-live the glory days of wool (or spandex). SP's pretty cool!
Well said. I think that each site has its place, but I'm most at home here (I've also been on this site forever...). BTW, mountainproject used to be climbingboulder.com